With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

Category: Contemporary Fiction

March 20, 2021

Amelia Unabridged

Amelia Unabridged is heartbreaking, beautiful, uplifting, raw, and real. Just as Amelia’s home life is falling apart she catches the eye of a school mate she’d never approached before, Jenna, a rich girl who’s just as careful about her looks as she is about the condition of her beloved books. The unlikely pair spend high school attached at the hip, with Jenna’s well-off parents practically adopting Amelia as their second daughter and doting on her like the functional family she so desperately wishes she had. Then suddenly Jenna’s gone, buried too soon, and Amelia finds herself the substitute daughter off to college for Jenna’s parents. They want her to go to the school she and Jenna had planned to attend, and they’ll pay her way. They want her to take the degree program Jenna thought she should. They want everything to go the way it was supposed to go, and a barely-coping Amelia is willing to go along with it all. That is, until a mysterious gift appears for Amelia, mailed to the local book store. It’s a special edition of her favourite author’s first book, a printing that shouldn’t exist, and she’s convinced it’s one last gift from her best friend. Wanting answers, Amelia takes a trip to visit the book store that sent it, not expecting to find her favourite author there, only a year her senior, wallowing in the shadow of his own grief.

March 9, 2021

The Girls Are All So Nice Here

The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Published March 9, 2021by St. Martin’s Press Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Stephanie), 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Chelsey) Genre: Thriller/Mystery SYNOPSIS: Carefree and wild, the girls at Wesleyan are anything but nice. When Amb leaves her small hometown of New Jersey to attend Wesleyan, she’s determined to become the person […]

February 28, 2021

Love At First

Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw—or rather, heard—the girl of his dreams. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar.

January 27, 2021

Mr. Right Across The Street

Mr. Right Across The Street by Kathryn Freeman January 22, 2021by One More Chapter Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Chick Lit Mia Abbott’s move to Manchester was supposed to give her time and space from all the disastrous romantic choices she’s made in her past. But then the hot guy who lives opposite – the one who […]

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